Southerly 38 for sale

La Rochelle, France

Listed price £260,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Southerly 38 - Southerly 38
General information
Southerly 38
Used sail boat for sale
$362,495 USD | Listed price £260,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Stephen Jones
Length overall
Length waterline
10.94 tons (U.S.)
Lifting Keel
La Rochelle, France

About this Southerly 38


This Southerly 38, built is 2012, has an extremely high level of equipment specification, ideal for longer distance cruising around the Mediterranean or Caribbean. Her sailing performance is excellent and others of her class has cruised extensively throughout the world and even won their class in the trans-Atlantic ARC. The variable draft swing keel enables the yacht to access tidally restricted areas and quieter anchorages that other yachts can only view from afar.


Heavy duty GRP moulding, hand laid up to Northshore’s Nordseal laminating system incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements. The keel box is an integral part of the hull lay-up and sandwich construction stiffening runs the entire length of the hull topsides. All main bulkheads are bonded into the hull at main lay-up stage along with a stiffening grillage of transverse frames and longitudinal stringers. The engine bearers are also an integral part of the hull structure.

Gelcoat: Ivory White

Boot top: Grey

Style Lines: Grey

Northshore’s patented Nordseal anti-osmosis system

Clear gel coat below the waterline


Hand laid up GRP. Sandwich construction. Heavily stressed areas are additionally reinforced with uni-directional glass reinforcement. The deck is bonded to the hull through the entire length and to all main bulkheads resulting in a strong and integrated unit.

Gelcoat: Ivory white

Teak capping rail to hull to deck joint upstand

Moulded non-slip finish to ring deck

Access to chain locker from foredeck


The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and as transverse stiffening for the keel unit. It is fitted into a recess in the hull in the area of the keel box

with stainless steel bolts. The aerofoil Swing Keel is cast iron and incorporates a stainless

steel pivot at the leading edge. The Swing Keel is raised and lowered by a hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump with a hand operated back-up. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance.

Keel control and gauge showing keel position fitted at wheel pedestal

Removable stainless steel pin, positioned to enable the keel to be locked in the ‘up' position


Yanmar 3JH5E 39hp 3 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel engine with 2.6:1 reduction/reverse gear

80 amp alternator

Bronze stern tube with water lubricated stern gland

Stainless steel propeller shaft

Folding propeller

Ambassador AM10 ropecutter

Substantial skeg fitted on centreline to protect propeller and rudders when yacht is dried out

Non metallic fuel tank - capacity 230

litres/51 gallons, with sediment trap and line filter

Non metallic water strainer with removable filter

12 volt electric ventilator

Sound deadening to engine box

Hinge up panels at either end of engine box for access

Engine box can be completely removed for maintenance


Lewmar 82Kg 12V electric bow thruster, with control at steering position


Hot air heating system with outlets to saloon and each cabin, with programmable controller

75 Litre top loading refrigerated ice box

Holding tank system to aft toilet compartment. Heads pump to sea or into tank


Semi-balanced twin rudders

Twin 30’’ stainless steel cockpit wheels

Wheel rims trimmed with hide

Grey covers for wheels

Whitlock Cobra system

Single lever engine control

Emergency steering system

Compass guards and 6 inch main steering compasses

Hydrovane Self steering windvane system


Six opening deck hatches, size 20, over forecabin, size 41 over fwd cabin and fwd heads, saloon, one size 44 and 2, size 20 over saloon, 2 size 00 over galley and aft heads

Glazed opening ports in aft cabin coamings port and starboard

Glazed opening ports in aft cabin to cockpit

Two dorade and one fixed ventilator on deck serving heads and saloon

Perspex main companionway hatch

Pilot house windows and hull ports are partially reflective toughened glass, bonded into recesses in GRP mouldings


Pressurised hot and cold water system

Mixer tap to galley sink

Mixer tap in heads compartments

Non-metallic fresh water tank – total capacity 225 litres/49 gallons

Electric pressure pump

Hot water provided by engine calorifier unit

Electric sump pumps to shower trays

One manual bilge pump

One electric submersible bilge pump


Interior joinery is finished in solid American cherry and marine faced quality plywood. Linings are fabric covered plywood or GRP as appropriate. Cabin soles are teak striped non-slip laminate.


Saloon: Futura Birch Blush Beige Leather

Aft cabin seating: JAB Hornefors 1-2877-379

Cabin berths: Emporo EMP606

Headboards: Futura leather Birch Taupe

Navigators seat: Beige plain Natura

Nav pod: Grey

Curtain: Camino 2

Roller shades/screens fitted to hatches in main saloon


Galley: Aspen Glacier

Heads: Staron Tempest Zenith

Blinds fitted to coachroof windows


The layout is in accordance with the general arrangement drawing. There are a total of six

berths with two in the forecabin, two in the aft cabin and two in the saloon.

An optional third cabin can provide a further double berth and an overlapping berth in forecabin is available at additional cost.



Twin stainless steel sinks

Corian type worktop, Aspen Glacier

Pressurised hot and cold water

Stainless steel grab rail

Top loading refrigerated ice box (75 litres)

Fully gimballed gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven (fail-safe devices on all burners)

Gas cut off tap

Ample storage for crockery and cutlery


Two opening hatches

Overhead light



Full length ‘L shaped’ single settee to port and full length single settee to starboard

Folding leaf table

Four lockers forward

Shelves outboard

Stowage under seating

Two opening hatches

Overhead lights

Concertina blinds to pilot house windows at additional cost

Pull out double berth conversion to port seating at additional cost



Chart table to starboard with excellent visibility


Instrument console forward of chart table

Chart stowage under hinged lid

Locker spaces

Opening hatch

Overhead light

Chart light

Main switch panel



Large centreline double berth, with split mattress

Upholstered seats port and starboard

Two corner lockers

Large hanging locker


Three opening portlights

Two fixed portlights

Overhead light

Two reading lights

Concertina blinds



Marine w.c.

Washbasin with Corian type surround

Hot and cold pressurised water

Electric shower pump

Grating to shower tray



Glass holder

Fixed portlight

Opening portlight



‘V' berth, two long single berths

Infill to convert to a double

Large hanging locker

Two full length shelves

Two fixed portlights

Opening hatch

Overhead lights

Two reading lights




Marine w.c.

Washbasin with Corian type surround

Hot and cold pressurised water

Grating to shower tray

Electric shower pump

Opening hatch

Fixed portlight



Glass holder



Garmin 200i VHF radio

Garmin scanner 18”HD fitted at mast

Garmin 12” 5012 series fitted in swivel Navpod at aft end of cockpit table.

Garmin GMI, Speed, Depth and Wind colour instruments mounded in panel above companionway

Garmin GHP12 Autopilot corepack and control head

Glomec TV antenna fitted at mast with outlets to main saloon and aft cabin

Epirb 600

Icom 801 SSB, AT104 tuner and insulated backstay

Sat phone and router

AIS 600 transceiver

 2 x 22” Samsung televisions, one in main saloon, 1 in master cabin

Pioneer head unit

Fusion 5 channel amplifier

2 Sony speakers in main saloon

2 JL MX450 speaker in cockpit


12 volt system

Four heavy duty Trojan T105 batteries, charged from engine alternator; one for engine, three fordomestic use

Isolating switches

Cabin lighting throughout

Reading lights over bunks

Chart light over navigation table

Full navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, masthead tricolour light with all round white anchor light, deck flood light and steaming light

Circuit breakers on main panel

240 volt ring main with 6 double outlet sockets, earth leak circuit breaker and connection cable with plug for shore connection and 1Kw immersion heater fitted to hot water calorifier

Mastervolt Mass combi unit 12/1200w – 60A inverter/charger

Mastervolt ICC remote control panel

Transducer type cockpit speaker

12V 10am interior socket (Cigarette lighter type) fitted at chart table

Airbreeze wind generator

2 x 100W Solar Panels

Watt and sea hydrogenator

BMV battery monitor


Selden fractional rig

Double swept back spreaders

Selden anodised aluminium spars, finished in silver

2 spinnaker poles

Internal halyards

1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with swage toggle-fork chrome bronze rigging screws

Backstay with manual tensioner

Self tacking foresail

Furlex headsail reefing system

Single line reefing led aft to cockpit for mainsail

Solid kicker

Main halyard

Topping lift

Kicker, jib sheet, main halyard, topping lift, outhaul and 2 reefs lead aft

Jib halyard at mast

Burgee and signal halyards

Lewmar size 30 winch on mast

Lazy jacks for stac pack

Stainless steel removeable bowsprit

2 Climbing steps fitted at lower mast


UV protection strip to foresail

Mainsail with four battens and mast sliders

Mainsail cover

Stac pack


North Sails Code Zero with Selden furler (2012)


Aft cockpit

Self draining

Port and starboard steering positions

Stainless steel grabrail fitted to both helms

Laid teak to cockpit seats

Cockpit cushions

Laid teak to cockpit sole

Cockpit table with folding leaves, stowage and handrail

Grey cover for cockpit table

Good access aft for boarding through transom

Telescopic stern boarding ladder

Cockpit locker to port and starboard

Gas bottle storage in cockpit locker to starboard

Liferaft / fender stowage in cockpit locker to port

Perspex main hatch with washboard

Instrument panel above hatchway

Two winch handle pockets

Two Lewmar 46ST winches at companionway

Two safety harness eyes


Cleats forward and aft raised

Spring cleats amidships with stainless steel chafe guard

Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow roller

Stainless steel chaffe plate fitted to bow just below stemhead

GRP foredeck anchor locker with reinforced shelf to take anchor windlass

Quick Hector 12V 1500 watt with hand held control

Additional windlass control fitted to steering pedestal

Stainless steel pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket

Stainless steel stanchions and guardwires with gates port and starboard

Stainless steel pushpit incorporating stern gate, navigation light bracket and ensign socket

Fuel and water deck fillers

Self tacking foresail track with sheet to cockpit

Turning blocks to take reefing lines

Mainsheet track with control lines

Four rope clutches to port and five to starboard, for running rigging

Two Lewmar 46ST winches, starboard side electric

Stainless steel grab handles on either side of coachroof with integral mainsheet lead

Recessed trough for sprayhood

Sprayhood in Charcoal grey with integral handles

Bimini and cockpit tent with stainless steel frame

Viking Resue Me liferaft (Serviced 2017)


9 ft AB  Alumina RIB with 15Hp Tohatsu outboard motor (with 2nd 6Hp Yamaha)

Mantus anchor

50 metres of chain

30 metres of warp

Fortess FX23 anchor

Two fire extinguishers

One fire blanket

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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1 x Yanmar 3JH5E
Fuel capacity
61 gallons (U.S.)

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information not warrant the condition if the vessel. A buyer shoudl instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to invstigate such details as trhe buyer desires validated. The vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Northshore Shipyard Ltd.

Itchenor Shipyard
Itchenor, Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 7AY
United Kingdom
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